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Obituaries for Thursday, June 21, 2007

Zeno Crump Jr.

Zeno Crump Jr. was born May 22, 1951, to Zeano Crump Sr. andThelma Smith Crump in Brookhaven. He confessed Christ at an earlyage and united with Crump Chapel Methodist Episcopal Church.

Zeno attended Eva Harris High School and Jackson StateUniversity. He was a faithful member of Anderson United MethodistChurch.

He was a 27-year veteran of the Jackson, Miss., Fire Department.He loved his job and his fellow firefighters. There was “no otherjob.” He retired in 2002 as district fire chief.

He was married to Carolyn Smith Crump and was the father of twosons, Lavell W. Crump (David Banner) and Justin E. Crump; and twodaughters, Moya Taylor and Waukesha Taylor.

Zeno was a true family man. He loved his wife and children. Hewas devoted to his mother and sister. He was one of the patriarchsof his extended family. His opinion was often solicited because ofthe wisdom and intellect he possessed. Zeno was true to his word.He was often stern but always fair. He also had a very humorousside. He gave the people he cared about nicknames and he loved totease friends and loved ones. Zeno was extremely organized. He wasa true leader. He donated his time and finances to severalorganizations.

Zeno Crump Jr. leaves to cherish his memory his wife, CarolynCrump; his sons, Lavell W. Crump, of Jackson, and Justin E. Crump,of Brookhaven; his daughters, Moya Taylor and Waukesha Taylor, bothof Memphis, Tenn.; his grandchild, Amaya Taylor, of Memphis; hisparents, Thelma Crump Dixon and J.D. Dixon, of Brookhaven; hissisters, Linda Crump Gayten (Anthony), of Brookhaven, PatriciaWatkins, of Anchorage, Alaska, Beverly Richardson (Thomas), ofMcComb, Alvin C. Dixon, of Clarksdale; and many nieces, nephews,uncles, aunts, cousins, friends and neighbors.

Services for Crump are 11 a.m. Saturday, June 23, at AndersonUnited Methodist Church in Jackson with burial in HillcrestCemetery in Brookhaven. Lakeover Memorial Funeral Home on BeasleyRoad in Jackson is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Friday from 1 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home,and on Saturday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of theservice.

Margaret Furr Lee

Margaret Furr Lee, 99, died June 20, 2007, in Brookhaven.Visitation is 5 until 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 21, and 1 p.m.Friday, June 22, at Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home on HighStreet in Jackson. Services are at 2 p.m. Friday at the funeralhome with burial in Lakewood Memorial Park on ClintonBoulevard.

Margaret Elizabeth Furr was born on Nov. 15, 1907, in LincolnCounty near Wesson to William H. and Lena Dorsey Furr. Paternalgrandparents were William Pendleton and Elizabeth Farmer Furr, andmaternal grandparents were Tom and Ada Cole Dorsey. She was thefifth of eight children. She graduated with an Associate in Artsdegree in 1930 from Copiah-Lincoln Junior College (the college’sfirst graduating class) and State Teachers’ College (now theUniversity of Southern Mississippi) in Hattiesburg in 1932 with aBachelor of Science degree. Her majors were English and history.She later completed graduate studies at Tulane University andLouisiana State University.

Mrs. Lee was an outstanding educator, having taught 31 years,beginning in Ruth and Loyd Star, as a high school English teacher.It was during this time (1944) that she married Thomas Ferguson Leeand moved to Jackson. She ended her teaching career in 1973 as asixth grade teacher at Pearl Upper Elementary School. She was adedicated and beloved teacher, and many of her former studentscontinued to keep in touch with her through the years that followedher retirement.

A charter member of Oak Forest Baptist Church in Jackson,Margaret served for a number of years as a ladies Sunday Schoolteacher. In 1998 Thomas and she moved to Riggs Manor RetirementCommunity in Raymond where they became members of First BaptistChurch of Raymond. In 2005 she moved to Wesson to be near herdaughter and her family and became a member of the Wesson BaptistChurch.

Survivors include her daughter, Janice Lee Puckett; son-in-law,Dr. Terry J. Puckett; grandson, Corey Lee Puckett, all of Wesson;grandson Dr. Mark Puckett (Julie) of Florence, Ala.; granddaughterTanya Puckett Sturtz (Jerry), of Zanesville, Ohio; sisters-in-law,Katie Furr, of Wesson, and Florence Lee, of Madison; fivegreat-grandchildren and several beloved nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded indeath by sisters, Will Lena Furr Wright and Lynelle Furr Bates;brothers, Wilmer Furr, Ray A. Furr, Carl R. Furr, W. Hubert Furrand Lester R. Furr; and granddaughter Lara Puckett.

Mrs. Lee will be remembered for her wonderful sense of humor,love of laughter, love for her family and friends, her deep andabiding faith in Christ Jesus and love for His Church.

Memorials may be made to Oak Forest Baptist Church, 2875 OakForest Drive, Jackson, MS 39212, or Wesson Baptist Church, Wesson,MS 39191.

Clyde Estus Terrell

Services for Clyde Estus Terrell, of West Lincoln, are 11 a.m.Thursday, June 21, at Brookhaven Funeral Home on Natchez Drive withburial in Easthaven Cemetery in Brookhaven.

Visitation was Wednesday from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mr. Terrell, 93, died June 19, 2007, at his residence. He wasborn in Franklin County on Nov. 19, 1913, to William Elzy Terrelland Arie Elizabeth Lofton Terrell.

He did cattle trading, cattle farming and soybean farming. Hewas in the pulpwood business for 30 years and did timber buying. Hewas a member of McCall Creek Church of Christ, and was active inhis church work. He was a gospel singer with the Terrell Quartetand the McCall Creek Gospel Singers. He was a beloved father andgrandfather.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his first wife, MildredLewis Terrell; his brothers, Roy Terrell, Junius Terrell and LesterTerrell; and his sisters, Mayford McCall, Leona Smith and DonisNewell.

Survivors are his wife, Clara Quin Terrell, of West Lincoln; hisson, Gabe Terrell, of West Lincoln; his daughter, Deloris Terrell,of Vicksburg; his stepson, Gary Quin and wife Belinda, of BatonRouge, La.; his brother, Linton Terrell, of Jackson; his sisters,Eva Pullen, of Brookhaven, Faye Moore, of Bay St. Louis, and ReginaHinote, of Mobile, Ala.; his grandson, Chris Terrell and wifeChristi, of Brookhaven; his granddaughter, Allison Tyler andhusband Bradley, of Kosciusko; his great-grandchildren, ColbyTerrell, of Brookhaven, and Kayden Tyler, of Kosciusko; hisstepgrandchildren, Nathan Quin, Jessica Quin Davis and StephanieQuin, all of Baton Rouge.

Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Alecia Tyler

Services for Alecia Tyler, of Loyd Star, are 11 a.m. Saturday,June 23, at Galilee A.M.E. Church in Caseyville with burial in thechurch cemetery. R.E. Tyler Funeral Home is in charge ofarrangements.

Mrs. Tyler, 30, died June 18, 2007, in Lincoln County frominjuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was born on Dec.12, 1976, to Tony Gilmore and Vickie Gilmore.

She was a graduate of Loyd Star Attendance Center and was astudent at Jackson State University.

Her daughter, Brandie Tyler, also died in the accident.

Survivors are her husband, Randy Tyler, of Loyd Star; herdaughter, Cheyenne Tyler, of Loyd Star; her father, Tony Gilmore,of Hattiesburg; her mother, Vickie Gilmore, of Loyd Star; herbrothers, David Gilmore, of Indianapolis, Ind., Darrell Gilmore, ofBrookhaven, Antonio Gilmore, of Hazlehurst, Kendrick Tucker, ofBrookhaven, and Tony McGee, of Brookhaven; her sister, KaylaGilmore, of Starkville; and a host of other relatives andfriends.

Brandie Tyler

Services for Brandie Tyler, of Loyd Star, are 11 a.m. Saturday,June 23, at Galilee A.M.E. Church in Caseyville with burial in thechurch cemetery. R.E. Tyler Funeral Home is in charge ofarrangements.

Miss Tyler, 6, died June 18, 2007, in Lincoln County frominjuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was born on Jan.12, 2001, to Randy Tyler and Alecia Tyler.

She was a student at Mamie Martin Elementary School.

Her mother, Alecia Tyler, also died in the accident.

Survivors are her father, Randy Tyler, of Loyd Star; her sister,Cheyenne Tyler, of Loyd Star; her grandparents, Tony Gilmore, ofHattiesburg; her grandmother, Vickie Gilmore, of Loyd Star; anaunt; and a host of uncles, other relatives and friends.